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Andy Kaplan & George Chien’s KC completes SPT network deal in Asia

KC Global Media Entertainment, the company launched by Sony Pictures Television (SPT) alums Andy Kaplan and George Chien, have completed the acquisition of four Asian channels from the executives’ former employers. The deal, first unveiled in January, will see Kaplan and Chien’s KC Global take a 100% stake in South East Asian and Korean media […]

SPT alums Andy Kaplan & George Chien acquire Asian networks

Ex-Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Worldwide Networks executives Andy Kaplan and George Chien have launched a media network business and stocked it with three Asian channels acquired from their former employers. Kaplan and Chien’s KC Global Media Entertainment has taken a 100% stake in South East Asian and Korean media networks AXN, Japanese anime-skewing Animax and […]

Sony channels launch on Amazon in Germany, Austria

Three Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) channels have joined the Amazon Channels line-up in Germany and Austria. AXN, Sony Channel and Animax are now available as part of the service in what Sony described as a “first of its kind” deal between SPTN and Amazon. Viewers can watch the linear channels live and also access […]

Sony, Mitsui form anime alliance

Sony Pictures Entertainment has teamed with Japanese conglomerate Mitsui, and the pair will jointly run the Animax and Kids Station nets in Japan. Animax is Sony’s anime channel, and Kids Station is Mitsui’s Japanese net dedicated to the genre with shows including Pokémon and Yo-Kai Watch. The duo has established AK Holdings to oversee the […]

Sony appoints Asia content head

Sony Pictures Television has upped Virginia Lim to head of content at its Asian business. Lim has been at Sony in various roles since 2008, joining the studio from Singaporean pay TV platform StarHub. In her new role at SPT she will oversee content for SPT’s five-strong bouquet of regional channels – AXN, One, Animax, […]

Sony ups Lim following Yan Jong Wong exit

Sony Pictures Television has elevated Virginia Lim to vice president, content and marketing at its Asian division. TBI understands she has taken a wider role at Sony following the departure, of Yan Jong Wong, who previously oversaw English-language programming across the SPT channels. In her new role at SPT Networks Asia, Lim (pictured) will oversee […]

SPT promotes networks digital exec

Sony Pictures Television has promoted Mark Jocson to senior VP, digital media and game, networks. Jocson has been with Sony for six years, most recently in a VP post, but has now added responsibility for SPT’s mobile games studio division to his existing role as leader of SPT Networks’ digital product and platform initiatives. He […]

Sony closes CSC deal, ups Kate Marsh

Sony Pictures Television has closed its deal for the CSC channels group and handed Kate Marsh an expanded role running its pay TV channels in Western Europe. As executive VP, networks, Western Europe, Marsh (pictured) will oversee all of Sony’s channels in the region including those it recently acquired as part of a deal for […]

SPT to launch UK SVOD Animax channel

Sony Pictures Television  Networks will launch a UK version of its anime channel, Animax, as a subscription video-on-demand service. Due to launch online this autumn at AnimaxTV.co.uk, Sony said the service is then expected to soon roll out on more platforms and devices. SPT Networks UK has signed a multi-year deal with anime provider VIZ […]

Sony launching new Black and White channels in Europe

Sony Pictures Television is launching new versions of its AXN channel in Central Europe. AXN is SPT’s action channel brand and the new channels are AXN Black and AXN White, which will replace AXN Sci-Fi and AXN Crime in the region. The Black and White brands have previously rolled out in Iberia, but this marks […]